Rita Pandey

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Sexual violence in war: Jolie praises leaders at summit end

<b>Angelina Jolie has said sexual violence in conflict is now "firmly on the top table of international diplomacy", as a global conference on the subject ended.</b><p>The actress and UN special envoy praised male leaders prepared to confront "the taboo" around the issue.<p>Ms Jolie was speaking alongside UK …

Crayfish may experience form of anxiety

<b>Crustaceans may be able to experience some emotions, a study published in the journal Science suggests.</b><p>Researchers in France have found that crayfish seem to show anxiety, a feeling previously thought to be too complex for these primitive animals.<p>It follows a number of studies that suggest that …

Skin cancer: Sunscreen 'not complete protection'

<b>Sunscreen alone should not be relied on to prevent malignant melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer, research suggests.</b><p>The UK study backs public health campaigns calling for sunscreen to be combined with other ways to protect the skin from sun, such as hats and shade.<p>Animal research, published in …

Dinosaurs 'neither warm nor cold blooded'

<b>Dinosaurs fit in an intermediate class between warm and cold blooded animals, a study in the journal Science claims.</b><p>Scientists compared the growth rates of hundreds of living and extinct species, using growth rings and bone size to calculate the rates for dinosaurs.<p>They linked growth rate to …

Africa elephants 'face survival threat' from poaching

<b>The survival of Africa's elephants is under threat, with estimates suggesting more than 20,000 were killed in 2013, a report says.</b><p>The office of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) said poaching levels were far above the elephant birth rate.<p>However, the report said …

Higgs boson scientists are knighted

<b>A scientist who predicted the Higgs boson - and another who helped to find it - have been knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.</b><p>Prof Tom Kibble of Imperial College London was one of six researchers whose work in the 1960s led to the eventual discovery of the Higgs.<p>The elusive particle was …

Mainstream media 'still dominate online news'

<b>Traditional media organisations remain the dominant source of online news in the UK, according to a new report.</b><p>More than half of those polled said they followed the news through an established brand, with just 16% using digital-only sites, such as Buzzfeed and Huffington Post.<p>However, new media …

Sex apps increase risk of STIs, US researchers warn

<b>Using smartphone apps to seek out partners for casual sex poses an increased risk of sexually transmitted infections, researchers warn.</b><p>A study in Los Angeles, California, showed gonorrhoea and chlamydia were more common in gay men using apps than in those meeting in clubs or online.<p>Sexual health …

E3: Xbox One ad is switching on Microsoft consoles

<b>Xbox One owners are complaining that a new TV advert is switching their consoles on without their permission.</b><p>The ad - featuring Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul - has the actor say "Xbox On" near its start.<p>The instruction appears to trigger the machine's Kinect voice/motion sensor, activating the …

Ex UN envoy predicts Syria will be 'failed state'

<b>Syria could become a "failed state" similar to Somalia, the former UN envoy to the country has predicted.</b><p>Veteran diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi, who stood down last week, also said that the conflict would "blow up" and spread beyond Syria's borders.<p>His warning came as a Norwegian vessel with the first …

Holy sites 'may offer clues to antibiotic resistance'

<b>The Hindu holy sites in the Indian cities of Rishikesh and Haridwar attract millions of pilgrims each year - but they are now the destination for another group of devotees.</b><p>Scientists trying to understand the rise of antibiotic resistance, considered by some to be the great health threat of our …

Windows 8 a 'threat' to China's security

<b>Microsoft's Windows 8 has been branded a threat to China's cybersecurity in a state-backed news report.</b><p>China's CCTV broadcast a strongly critical story in which experts suggested it was being used to grab data about Chinese citizens.<p>The report comes only days after China banned the use of Windows 8 …

Heartbleed fix finds more security bugs in server code

<b>More security holes have been uncovered in the same software that was found to harbour the dangerous "Heartbleed" bug.</b><p>Heartbleed was found in security software used on many websites to ensure data was not spied upon as it passed back and forth.<p>About 500,000 websites were believed to be vulnerable …

Risk posed by China mountain removal

<b>China's campaign to bulldoze mountains to create land to build on could cause extensive environmental problems, scientists say.</b><p>Researchers from Chang'an University in China have warned that dozens of mountains have already been flattened - and this is causing air and water pollution, soil erosion …

Invisible nanoparticle barcode could fight crime

<b>An invisible barcode is being developed to track explosives, medicines and bank notes, scientists report.</b><p>A team from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the US has found that some nanoparticles have unique characteristics that can be used to mark items.<p>The researchers say the technique could …

UN urges action to protect forests' genetic diversity

Experts fear valuable genetic resources within the world's forest could be lost forever<p><b>Forest species are coming under increasing pressure from human activities and climate change, and face the risk of extinction, the UN warns.</b><p>The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has published a global …

Traces of another world found on the Moon

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1082000/1082321_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524635918_db163078c29bf3a3e6f33c04fc265a3f<p><b>Researchers have found evidence of the world that crashed into the Earth billions of years ago to form the Moon.</b><p>Analysis of lunar rock …

e-wallet makes purchasing train tickets simpler, faster

With more than 32,000 users opting to use the e-wallet process to book tickets online, the IRCTC has circumvented the need to redirect credit and …

FinTech

PSLV puts navigation satellite in orbit

India marched towards establishing its own navigation system on Friday when its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C24) put into precise orbit the …

Space Exploration

Google launches 'know your candidate tool' for elections 2014

Internet giant Google on Tuesday launched a new tool 'know your candidate' as part of its elections portal offering which will give citizens access …

India

Sri Lanka gifts anacondas to Thiruvananthapuram zoo

An unusual cargo, containing seven specimens of Green Anacondas, which arrived from Dehiwala Zoo, Sri Lanka, became the centre of attraction for …

Sri Lanka

NASA approves spacecraft for asteroid trip

NASA has approved the design of a new spacecraft for its ambitious mission to collect the first ever samples from an asteroid in 2018.<p>NASA’s team …

Space Exploration

India to suggest renaming of Internet as ‘Equinet’

In a major diplomatic initiative, India is all set to challenge the U.S.’ hegemony of the World Wide Web at a global meet on Internet governance in …

Cybersecurity

15 Indian bird species among globally endangered

Fifteen Indian bird species are part of a list of avians which are evolutionarily distinct and globally endangered. The Zoological Society of London …

Habitats

Grieving the death of India’s lone gorilla

Visitors at the century-old Mysore Zoo will miss its star attraction as Polo, the only gorilla in an Indian zoo, died here on Saturday night.<p>The …

The search engine for Apps

The number of apps available on Apple’s App store is enough to send anyone’s mind in a tizzy. The last time someone made the effort of finding out …

Apps

Are you there on the ‘Global Selfie’?

For the first time, NASA has released a “Global Selfie” created by combining over 36,000 pictures clicked by individual people from more than 113 …

Selfies

Yashasvini scheme for urban cooperative members launched

The State government, which rolled out Nagara Yashasvini health insurance scheme for members of co-operative societies in urban areas on Tuesday, is …

India

Experts demand a body like IPCC to tackle antibiotic resistance

Growing resistance among pathogens to antibiotics and other drugs demands a coordinated global response on the same scale as efforts to address …

Medicine

'First drafts' of human protein catalogue published

<b>The first two attempts at a database of every single human protein - the "proteome" - have been made public.</b><p>This builds on our knowledge of the genome by showing which genes actually produce proteins in which tissues.<p>One team in Germany and one spanning the US and India have published their …